Data Protection and the GDPR (Advanced) Course

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  • Approved by IIRSM
  • Certified by CPD
  • Audio voiceover
  • Approximate course duration 2-3 hours
  • Downloadable certificate on completion
  • 100% online training
  • No time limits

This Advanced Data Protection and the GDPR online training course is a comprehensive, step-by-step explanation of the purpose of the GDPR, the duties and obligations it places upon organisations and individuals that handle personal information, and the steps that need to be taken to comply with the GDPR.

The Data Protection training course incorporates guidance provided by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and the EU’s Article 29 Working Party, and identifies the key differences between the requirements of the GDPR and the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) that it replaces.

In 2020-21, the average cost of a data breach incident in the UK rose by 8% to £3.36 million. A rapid shift to remote working is among the factors fuelling the rise in data breach costs.

The approximate length of this course is 2 to 3 hours.

Please note: Data Protection and the GDPR Level 2 training covers all the material in Level 1.

Why is Data Protection and the GDPR training important?

GDPR was put in place to protect individuals’ personal data and their rights to privacy. Therefore, it places limits on what organisations can do with individuals’ personal data. Each person your organisation holds information about has the right to privacy. Therefore, organisations have a legal duty to store their personal information securely. All individuals within an organisation who handle personal data, or have access to it, have a responsibility to ensure that they work in line with the GDPR. Data Protection and the GDPR training will help to ensure that your organisation complies with the GDPR.

Furthermore, GDPR training can help employees to understand what GDPR is, how it affects your organisation, what are the steps they need to take to protect individual’s data and what are the implications of a breach. Considering that human error is the main cause of data breaches, providing GDPR training to your employees will help to reduce the chances of a data breach within your organisation. This will help you to avoid hefty fines as well as safeguard your organisation’s reputation. This allows customers to trust your business and positions your organisation as a more attractive employer to potential candidates.

Take a look at our article on the 7 principles of GDPR, which explains the key rules for processing individuals’ personal data. Understanding and following the GDPR principles will help you to protect data that you hold and ensure that you remain compliant.

Who is Data Protection and the GDPR training for?

The Advanced Data Protection and the GDPR online training course is suitable for all individuals who handle personal data or have access to it.

What are the learning outcomes for the GDPR Level 2 course?

At the end of the course you will be able to describe:

  • The purpose and scope of the GDPR.
  • The difference between personal data and sensitive personal data.
  • How the GDPR protects personal data.
  • The role of the Information Commissioner’s Office.
  • The role and responsibilities of a data controller and a data processor.
  • The 7 principles for storing and processing personal data.
  • The 8 rights of data subjects.
  • When personal data is exempt or partially exempt from the GDPR.
  • Actions a data controller can take to comply with the GDPR

When do I get my Data Protection and the GDPR certificate?

GDPR Advanced Certificate Example

When you have successfully passed the course you will be able to download and print your certificate straight away.

All of our courses conform to the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and the CPD Certification Service have accredited each course.

The International Institute of Risk and Safety Management has approved this course through its Training Approval Scheme.

Your certificate will include the IIRSM Approval logo and the CPD logo and therefore, you can use it to provide evidence for compliance.

IIRSM Approved Training 2023-2026CPD Certified

How long is this Data Protection and the GDPR training course certificate valid for?

Your Data Protection and the GDPR course certificate will not expire. However, to ensure that your knowledge of GDPR and data protection is maintained, we encourage refreshing the course after 2 years from completion.

For your reference, the recommended renewal date will be noted on your certificate.

Example Screens from the Data Protection and the GDPR online training course

Some example screens from our Data Protection and the GDPR online training course are shown below. This course contains easy-to-follow learning material and explains Data Protection and the GDPR in depth. This will help you  to understand the purpose of GDPR and the steps you need to take to comply with the GDPR when you handle or have access to personal data.

(Click on the example screens below to view)

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What does the Data Protection and the GDPR (Advanced) course cover?

The online course contains the following 9 topics:

1 – Background to the GDPR

The first topic describes the background to the GDPR. You will learn about why it is necessary to protect personal data. The topic also identifies where and when the GDPR applies.

2 – Transfers of personal data

The second topic explains why the GDPR applies globally and why there are restrictions on the transfer of data. You will also learn about the safeguards that must be in place before data can be transferred abroad.

3 – Personal data covered by the GDPR

The third topic describes the categories of personal data covered by the GDPR. You will learn about the difference between personal data and sensitive personal data. The topic also covers online identifiers, which are personal data in some circumstances.

4 – How personal data is protected by the GDPR

This topic outlines the purpose of the GDPR and identifies who is responsible for enforcing the GDPR. You will also learn about what information you must register with the ICO. The topic also defines some important terms – Data Controller, Data Processor and Data Subject.

5 – The 7 data protection principles

This topic describes the seven data protection principles of the GDPR.

6 – The 8 rights of data subjects

This topic outlines eight data subject rights with examples. You will also learn about what can happen when you ignore a data subject’s rights.

7 – Accountability and compliance

This topic describes some measures you can put in place to demonstrate compliance with the GDPR. You will learn about privacy by default and privacy by design. The topic also covers DPIAs, the role of the Data Protection Officer and the requirements of a contract between Data Controllers and Processors.

8 – Data breaches and the GDPR

This topic defines the concept of a personal data breach. You will also learn when to report breaches and who to report to.

9 – Exemptions and partial exemptions

In the final topic you will learn about the categories of data that are exempt or partially exempt under the GDPR. The topic also identifies what is meant by a derogation from the GDPR.

Data Protection and the GDPR online course assessment

You can take the course assessment once you have viewed all the topics. The course creates an assessment from question banks so that the questions change on each attempt. This makes it suitable for both initial and refresher training.

You can try the assessment as often as you like. The feedback you get in the assessment means you will learn from any mistakes you make.

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“Easy to understand content and clear assessment.”

“Found it very clear and interesting – covered topics at a good depth level and will also be useful too.”

“Very good and easy to understand, I really felt like everything stuck unlike a lot of online training firms. Very impressed and would highly recommend the services and training offered.”

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